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Clifford John Farides

Clifford John Farides, age 71, of 11 Crooked Stick, Bloomsburg, died on Wednesday October 19, 2022 after battling five chronic illnesses. 

He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan, loved reading many types of literature favoring science fiction, and enjoyed exploring websites and favorite computer games. He authored six books and enjoyed creating fantasy adventure stories.

Born in Manhattan, NY on February 4, 1951, he was the son of Margaret C. Farides and the late Cleon Farides.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Chris Farides, and a nephew, David Grinnell. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Toni Farides; and siblings: Linda Grinnell (Lee), Susan Muldoon (Doug) and Charles Farides (Sharon). He will also be missed by nieces: Nikki, Justina, Jennifer, Jessica, Julianne, Emma and nephews: Alex, Brian, Stephen, Scott, Christopher and Alex.

Cliff had an Associate degree from Bucks County Community College, BA in History from Mansfield University, MS in Library Science from Clarion University and MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. Cliff worked as a longshoreman supervisor with U.S. Steel in PA & Texas, a manager and bouncer with ABC Liquors in FL, and computer sales with Radio Shack in Selinsgrove.

Mr. Farides worked as a professional librarian at the Mount Carmel, Easton, Berwick, Williamsport, Chambersburg and Nanticoke libraries. He was responsible for adding technology to many libraries in the Central PA region through his position as District Librarian with the
James V. Brown Library.

A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, an unrestricted donation to your favorite library is suggested.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Rd., Danville.

Condolence messages may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.com


I was an employee at the Mill Memorial Library in Nanticoke when Cliff was our director and it was a pleasure to know and work for him. My sincere condolences to you and your family at this painful time.

Chris Warchal Nov 2 2022 2:58 PM

Thank You for the wonderful words about my brother Clifford.
My most sincere sympathy goes out to you for your loss. Clifford was a great guy, always kind and caring. He loved life and enjoyed writing and most of all loved you.

He will be missed. I hope he is off on a secret international investigation in heaven. He always had a good understanding of the world and Sharon and I loved talking to him and asking questions about history and world events, We always said he could mop the floor with any of the contestants on Jeopardy.
Thank You for bringing him out of his shell and getting him to travel We loved the times we spent with you guys on vacations. You were the best thing that ever happened to him and everyone loves you for making his life special. We are looking forward to seeing you and will enjoy reminiscing about Clifford and the times we had together.

Chuck Farides Oct 29 2022 4:25 PM

Hello. I am the current director of the Mill Memorial Library. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Cliff personally, the board members and staff spoke fondly of him and the great work he did. My condolences to to the family and friends of Cliff.

Jim Welch Oct 24 2022 1:11 PM

Toni, rest easy now knowing Cliff is no longer in pain. I am certain he is catching up with Dad, Chris and David talking baseball etc. We send you our love and prayers for strength to get you through this difficult process.

Doug Sue and family Oct 22 2022 1:34 PM

So sorry for your loss, sending you lots of love and hugs during this challenging time. ❤️

Juliann M Oct 22 2022 1:30 PM

Toni, Cliff became a wordsmith and keeper of others' words. Having put the final edit on his story, in your mourning, remember to celebrate his love and life. Celebrate, too, your part in the Book of Cliff, then rest easy knowing he is at peace. With friendship and deep sympathy----

Joan Varonka Oct 21 2022 6:06 PM

Toni, I am so sorry for your loss of Cliff. You will cherish the memories that he left you. Your puppies will help heal the way to a new chapter in your life. 🙏❤️

Linda , your LMT Oct 21 2022 9:00 AM

Toni, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking of you and I will be praying for you as you work through your grief. Take comfort in the fact that Cliff is no longer suffering now but smiling down on you as he rests in the hands of Jesus. Sending my love.

Sandra Brando Oct 20 2022 4:13 PM

Toni, I send my most sincere sympathy and prayers to you at this difficult time. I am sure you can take comfort in the fact that you helped Cliff during his most difficult time with compassion and love. Now his suffering is over any your memories will sustain you. Prayers are continuing for you as you start this new chapter in your life.

Nancy Edwards Oct 20 2022 1:13 PM